| unit of measurement obtained by multiplying a given unit of measurement by a number greater than one
NOTE 1 – The kilometre (km) is a decimal multiple of the metre (m). The hour (h) is a non-decimal integer multiple of the second (s). The light year is a non-integer multiple of the metre (in the VIM, only integer multiples are considered).
NOTE 2 – Multiples of a unit are often named by adding a unit prefix to the name of the unit.